Bucks Local Optical Committee is representative of all ophthalmic contractors and performers working within its area. This area mirrors that covered by the following Clinical Commissioning Groups: Milton Keynes CCG, Chiltern CCG and Aylesbury Vale CCG. The LOC's primary function is to ensure the smooth running of General Ophthalmic Services within Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, by liaising with NHS England Area Teams, and to liaise with CCGs to help develop community services.
It also sees its function as maintaining high standards of practice and runs many educational courses. For this purpose it is registered with the GOC as a CET provider.
Dispensing opticians who are not contractors are also welcome and encouraged to engage with the LOC and attend events.